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Sister Thea Bowman (Courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration) and Venerable Augustus Tolton

Arlington bishop: ‘Reflect on faithful witness’ during Black Catholic History Month

Nov 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Bishop Michael Burbidge said the month, observed in November, is “an important time” time to review the roles Black Catholics... Read more

Sister Thea Bowman and Venerable Augustus Tolton.

Meet the 6 American Black Catholics who are on the road to sainthood

Feb 28, 2023

By Jim Graves

At the end of Black History Month, Catholics would do well to recall that there are currently six African American... Read more

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Loyola University Maryland renaming dorm that honored Flannery O'Connor

Jul 30, 2020

The president of Loyola University Maryland announced Friday that the Flannery O'Connor Residence Hall was being renamed, saying, “some of... Read more

Sister Thea Bowman. Courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

Sr Thea Bowman's cause for canonization could open at US bishops' meeting

Nov 11, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Sr. Thea Bowman was the first African American woman to address the U.S. bishops' conference. Most likely, she was also... Read more